Schools

Town joins with organization to bring AEDs to schools

May 24, 2014
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Town joins with organization to bring AEDs to schools

By Ed Harris Editor About a month ago, local resident Kevin Salsbury was going for a run at the 103rd Airlift Wing Connecticut Air National Guard center in East Granby when he became dizzy and collapsed, suffering from a cardiac issue. If it wasn’t for a nearby doctor and an automated external defibrillator (AED), there…

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Police investigating suspicious driver approaching female students

May 22, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating several instances of a suspicious man approaching female students over the course of the past month. Police are investigating three separate instances since April 28. Each time the car is different, but the driver description is similar. In two of the instances, the drive spoke to female high school…

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Tech committee looks into possibilities with long term plan

May 22, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Technology Committee has geared up for the second year of infrastructure upgrades in the school district, discussing different ways to enhance the use of devices by students and teachers. During a recent Board of Education meeting, Karen Veilleux, the school district’s technology director, presented an update on the committee’s…

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These students are tops in their class

May 22, 2014
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These students are tops in their class

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With graduation less than a month away, Southington High School has announced the top three students in the Class of 2014. For seniors Alex Queen, Dan Connolly and Alexis Dziubek, graduating at the top of their senior class means that four years of hard work and dedication paid off. Southington…

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DePaolo announces third quarter honor roll

May 17, 2014
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Abigail Abram, Emma Angelillo, Ryan Asido, Jordan Beaudoin, Patrick Bennett, Kelly Bergland, Emily Biscoglio, Matthew Biscoglio, Jordan Bishman, Samuel Bouchard, Kallie Candelaria, Trinity Cardillo, Christopher Chaplinsky, Amy Chudy, Jonathan Cocchiola, Rielley Coles, Ashlyn Curtis, Ryan Daddona, Katherine D’Agostino,…

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Students recognized as inventors at competition

May 16, 2014
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Students recognized as inventors at competition

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Nine Southington students became “recognized inventors” during the 31st Annual Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC). The fourth and fifth graders who recently competed in the CIC at UConn came home with awards.  A total of 20 students from the Southington school district competed during the CIC, which is an internationally recognized…

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High school students learn the dangers of distracted driving

May 16, 2014
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High school students learn the dangers of distracted driving

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A damaged van parked outside Southington High School last week served as a reminder for students about the consequences of distracted driving. The van, which was actually involved in a texting and driving incident, served as one part of a presentation that has become a tradition at Southington High: the…

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Budget passed following debate

May 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council passed the budget Monday night, after hours of debate on the general government side. The school board budget passed unanimously, as presented. During the meeting, council members voted along party lines, 5 to 3, in favor of accepting the governmental budget as presented, which is a total…

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New superintendent named; Timothy Connellan coming from Oxford

May 15, 2014
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New superintendent named; Timothy Connellan coming from Oxford

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After several months of a comprehensive search process, the Southington school system now has a new superintendent. The Board of Education appointed Timothy Connellan as the new superitendent Monday night. Serving as Superintendent of Oxford Schools since 2012, Connellan accepted a three-year contract with the district, and will begin his…

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High School student wins award for Unified Sports program

May 9, 2014
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High School student wins award for Unified Sports program

When Nick Oropallo walks the hallways of Southington High School, he greets every student and faculty member he knows with a smile. When Nick is playing basketball on the court or on the field kicking a soccer ball in the Unified Sports program, he treats his teammates the same way, cheering them on during tournaments.…

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